When a Duplicate File Detective project is run, a progress window will appear for the duration of the duplicate file scan and comparison process.
The progress window shows a variety of information, including the number of folders scanned, folders skipped, files scanned, files compared, and duplicates found. It will also show you the name of the current folder being scanned, or a pair of progress bars that indicate the state of the overall file comparison process.
Duplicate file scanning and comparison operations can be stopped at any time. If a scan is aborted before it completes, the results gathered so far will be displayed.
Note: Folders and / or files are generally "skipped" because of the project Search Filtering settings currently in effect. If an entire folder is skipped (because it is excluded, for example), then the files contained within the folder will not be counted. For details on what file and folders are skipped, refer to Logging.